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7 day Cape York Fly / Drive Camping Safari (May to October)

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HIGHLIGHTS:
• Cape York - Most Northern Tip of Australia
• Thursday Island
• Fruit Bat falls
• Bramwell Station
• Weipa
• Musgrave Telegraph Station
• Lakefield National Park
• Cooktown
• Bloomfield Track
• Cape Tribulation
• World Heritage Daintree National Park

INSURANCE
Heritage Tours and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever or for personal injury, accidents, hospitalisation, illness or medical expenses. Most claims arise from personal or close-family illness before holiday departure, resulting in cancellation charges. We strongly recommend all intending passengers consult their travel or insurance agent and take out adequate travel insurance to cover any event and give full travel protection.

Included in price:
All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner. (S) Showers, (L) Laundry, (T) Toilets, (Bc) Bushcamp. All camping, accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary. Twin share tent, camp bed and 2 inch high density foam mattresses on camping safaris.
Able to be purchased/hired:
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary) Accommodation, meals, fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance, sleeping bag and pillow. Fuel levy may apply. Camping Equipment for hire: Sleeping bag: $ 15.00 for the duration of the safari, Sheet: $ 5.00 for the duration of the safari, Pillow: $ 5.00 for the duration of the safari. An optional tour of an opencut bauxite mine is available in Weipa at an additional cost of $ 40.00 per person, or Weipa Wildlife and Eco Cruise at $ 45.00 per person. These tours need to be pre-booked at least 2 weeks prior to the tour departure.
What to bring:
Casual gear is a must. You will need 3 to 4 changes of clothing. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, bathers, bath and hand towel, a pair of rubber soled shoes or joggers, a warm jumper or jacket, hat, torch, sleeping bag, pillow, insect repellent and toiletries. A track suit is most useful, too.
Fitness level required:
Medium
Child policies:
Children 14 years of age and under, on all overland camping safaris 10% off adult fare. Tours are not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
Departure points:
Cairns, Queensland
Departure time:
6:00 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:
ACCOMMODATION IN CAIRNS FOR CAPE YORK TOURS Upon final payment, please confirm your accommodation with head office by phoning 07 4054 7750. Our head office will leave a message at the hotel reception ONE day prior to the tour departure with confirmation of your pick up time, when applicable. Pick up times are generally between 6AM and 7AM. Heritage Tours will pick up and drop of at the following places in Cairns on tours that include accommodation transfers: Queens Court Hotel, 167 Sheridan Street Cairns Novotel Oasis Resort, 122 Lake Street Cairns Top Tourist: 1st City Caravilla Caravan park, Kelly Street Earlville, 07 4054 1403 BIG 4, Cairns Coconut Caravan Park, Anderson Road Woree, 07 4054 6644 These 2 caravan parks have storage facilities available for your car and caravan.
Duration:
7 days and 6 nights
Approximate Return Time:
Between 4 and 6PM
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Tour Details

Operator
Heritage 4WD Safari Tours
Destinations
Weipa, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cape York, Bloomfield, Daintree, Lakefield National Park and Black Mountain
Departs From
Cairns

Tour Description

Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, S = Showers, T -= Toilet, L = Laundry

DAY 1 CAIRNS – THURSDAY ISLAND – CAPE YORK (D)
Transfer from selected Cairns accommodation to Cairns airport for your flight to Thursday Island. This flight provides spectacular views of the Coral Sea and The Great Barrier Reef and the uninhabited East Coast wilderness of Cape York Peninsula. On arrival at Thursday Island, you will be taken on an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque Harbour, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. This afternoon board your ferry to the mainland, where you will be met by a Heritage Tours representative, who will take you to our permanent pre-erected base camp at Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot. (STL)

DAY 2 CAPE YORK (BLD)
An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the home of the legendary Jardine family and government outpost established in 1864. We have lunch on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach will complete your day before returning to Seisia. (STL)

DAY 3 CAPE YORK – FRUIT BAT FALLS– BRAMWELL STATION (BLD)
Southward bound, we cross the mighty Jardine River, stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before we make our way to our permanent campsite at a ‘true blue, aussie’ cattle station, Bramwell Station. (ST)

DAY 4 BRAMWELL - WEIPA (BD)
A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlock River. We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and our permanent camp site at Weipa, with its view over Albatross Bay. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a tour of the largest bauxite mine in the world or a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). (STL)

DAY 5 WEIPA - MUSGRAVE (BLD)
We continue south, stopping off at the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds us arriving at our permanent campsite at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station. (ST)


DAY 6 MUSGRAVE - LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK - COOKTOWN (BLD)
After an early start, we head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where we traverse the entire length of Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitted), a haven for the many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs, and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles. Travelling southwards, we continue on to Old Laura Homestead and then cross the Battle Camp Range. This afternoon we explore the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in to our accommodation in Cooktown - ensuite facilities.

DAY 7 COOKTOWN - CAPE TRIBULATION - CAIRNS (BL)
The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns, we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (Road conditions permitted) we see where the 'rainforest meets the reef' at Cape Tribulation. We travel through the splendor of a World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to complete your tour.

The operator reserves the right to alter itinerary, campsite and accommodation if necessitated.

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7 day Cape York Fly / Drive Camping Safari (May to October)

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Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.